The Purchase Green Blog shares our artificial grass information such as artificial grass installation, what is the best artificial grass, where to buy artificial grass, DIY artificial grass projects, events & more!
Southwestern Sod is a beautiful, soft olive bi-color artificial lawn product. This product is designed to mimic natural grasses in the southwestern states. It is made from a premier yarn – that provides excellent memory without sacrificing the comfort that comes with a very soft polyethylene fiber. This grass is designed for medium traffic artificial lawn applications. It would make for a beautiful front yard or back yard! This product has a face weight of 61 oz per sq yard. *This is product is a STOCKING DEALER EXCLUSIVE and only sold through distribution in some markets.*
The Southwestern Sod Light is an excellent light traffic artificial grass designed to mimic the yellow-green look of grasses found in southwestern states such as CA, AZ, NV, etc. This artificial grass is an olive bi-color with a yellow and green thatch. It is a 51 oz face weight artificial turf. This product would be an excellent value choice for your front or back yard.
Soutwestern Sod SPORT is an excellent olive bi-color artificial grass product. This product was specifically designed for sporting applications where the consumer doesn’t want to use the 8lbs to 10lbs per sq ft of infill that is tradionally used with artificial sports turfs. It is an excellent choice for indoor soccer arenas, agility training areas, batting cages, as a golf fringe, etc. This product is made from the same yarn as our Southwestern Sod – but done in a very low pile height (1.125″, 28mm) – to provide a very dense, artificial grass playing surface. While more expensive than a traditional sports turf – the total installation cost is much less because you would use no more than 1 to 2 lbs per sq ft of infill. It is also an excellent choice for a dog run! This product has a face weight of 52 oz per sq yard and comes with a triple layer primary backing for added durability.
Here at Purchase-Green, every so often we come across a project that makes a real impact in our area. We were so excited to participate in the renovation of the children’s play area at Alegria, a center sponsored by The Salvation Army that provides an emergency shelter for homeless families, a residential care facility for the terminally ill and intensive child development services. We were able to install a beautiful, low maintenance lawn area for the after school programs children and younger residents to play on. As our company expands, we are so grateful to participate in more and more of these heart-warming projects.
“The Salvation Army Alegria provides health, housing, and child development services to homeless families with special needs, including residents with chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS. The goal is to not just help these families survive, but give them the resources to live dignified, hopeful lives, as well.
Alegria’s location in downtown Los Angeles opened in 2003 and includes 18 units of emergency housing for homeless families with special need. Services are provided in partnership with the Department of Mental Health, Department of Social Services, and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Alegria provides essential healthcare, housing, and child development services in an environment where families can stay together without the stigma attached to homelessness, mental health conditions, and HIV/AIDS. At The Salvation Army Alegria, the mission is to keep families together in health and in spirit.” (www.salvationarmy-alegria.org)
Purchase-Green’s artificial grass provides many advantages over natural grass when it comes to sporting events such as baseball, football, golf, lacrosse, rugby, field hockey, soccer and softball. A big perk is that artificial grass can be used at any time of any day throughout any season of the year.Many local sports fields as well as many professional stadiums have installed Purchase-Green’s artificial grass in recent years. The general consensus is very positive. Even the worldwide soccer association, FIFA, has recognized its advantages. Whether the field is being hit by a heat wave or subzero temperatures, it is usable. Purchase-Green’s artificial grass has a drainage system built underneath so that they are playable after, or even during, a rainstorm. Besides the superb amount of availability, artificial grass sports fields are cost-effective. Purchase-Green’s artificial grass is a low maintenance product and does not require aeration, chemicals, fertilizing, mowing, trimming, watering, weeding out, and other maintenance activities that may cost a fortune. Purchase-Green’s artificial grass is also long-lasting; most products built to last 20+ years with proper care. Purchase-Green’s grasses currently have a manufacturer’s warranty of 8 years. When I mention durability over time, I also mean durability throughout a daily beating of action sports (with cleats). Artificial grass is a neat product and very easy to clean after use. Rain takes care of washing it for you. The cushion, non-abrasiveness and softness of these artificial grass athletic fields considerably reduce the impact attenuation and therefore reduce the amount of player injuries. The surface is graded and there are no risks of stepping on erosion areas, holes, muddy spots, rough surfaces, or water puddles.
Three Things to Consider When Shopping for Playground Artificial Turf
Take a look at one of Purchase-Green’s most recent project above. Our Artificial Grass was installed at Providence Christian School in Shingle Springs, CA. What an immense difference between the before and after pictures right?! Purchase-Green was so happy to have the opportunity to partner with Providence Christian School, now their field is beautiful, green and ready to play on as the start of the new school begins. This educational facility now has the freedom to put their saved money back into the student’s education. It doesn’t hurt that the children LOVE our grass too. Purchase-Green is so happy to promote a non-toxic, eco-friendly grass that is safe for our children and yours.
A common question amongst our customers is whether artificial grass is suitable for pets, especially dogs. Purchase-Green is always confident to answer, YES! Dogs love our grass. Dog lovers make up the majority of our customers! If you are debating a synthetic grass installation, here are some of the benefits for pet owners:
1. No more muddy paws and mess being tracked into your house!
2. No more dead patches of grass!
3. Hygienic. Urine will wash through the artificial grass just like normal grass. Solid waste will need to be scooped up and disposed of. If you are worried about odors and general cleanliness we can recommend our Artificial Grass Disinfectant, it can be attached to your hose to provide you with perfect water to disinfectant ratio (to be applied 2 times a month or more depending on traffic level).
4. Digging! Gigantic holes in the middle of your lawn are not pleasing to the eye. Dogs usually dig because of odors from the within the ground or to bury things. With artificial grass, the odors are minimized and even if your dog tried to dig, he would soon realize that Purchase-Green’s artificial grass’s backing is too strong for even his puppy paws! Think about how artificial grass is designed to withstand the wear and tear of 300 pound men in cleats playing football and then you can appreciate how strong it is.
5. Artificial grass installed with any of our infill is always nontoxic – important when considering your dog or other pets. The artificial grass is generally anti-microbial so microorganisms and bacteria find it difficult to establish themselves. Generally it is a more hygienic environment. Purchase-Green’s infill also helps the grass look better and last longer.
6. Artificial grass is not attractive to insects – they can’t eat it! In fact, there is no organic matter for them so they move on to the next yard. Ticks and fleas tend to stay away.
7. Properly installed artificial grass will allow rain water to drain away quickly. This helps to ensure that your lawn is always available for your dog or other pets to play on.
>We strive to be a part of the solution, not the problem. Even Mother Nature could use a helping hand every once in a while. Purchase-Green is committed to saving the environment one step at a time with our Artificial Grass. Our high quality grasses are made with recycled materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene. Although it doesn’t stop there! Some environment benefits would include:
Purchase-Green’s Artificial Grass eliminates the use of destructive pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides and herbicides that are used on natural grass; these “grass solutions” actually cause more problems by emitting harmful chemicals into the air we breathe and our oceans. It also highly decreases air pollution caused by gasoline-powered lawn mowers! FACT: “The air pollution from cutting grass for an hour with a gasoline powered lawn mower is about the same as that from a 100 mile car ride, according to a new study from Sweden.” (Mindfully.org) After more research, the staff at Purchase-Green found that, “One old gas powered lawn mower running for an hour emits as much pollution as driving 650 miles in a 1992 model automobile.” (Environmental Protection Agency) Are you kidding me?!
Purchase-Green not only makes every effort to provide our customers with a great product for their homes/sports fields but also a great product for their lifestyle.
Let’s face it, kids these days play rough. Our little guys think they’re INVINCIBLE! As parents of Purchase-Green ourselves, we wanted to create a product with our mini-superheroes in mind. Ladies and Gentlemen, the staff at Purchase-Green would like to introduce to you our New 10mm Shock Pad! Application of a shock pad under artificial grass is great for backyards as well as school’s sports fields and playground areas. With a 40% shock absorption rate, our high performance shock pad provides a top-notch cushioned barrier for maximum impact attenuation. Purchase-Green’s 10mm shock pad also features excellent water permeability, dimensional stability and an outstanding ball performance. This three layer product consists of a polyurethane flexible foam, rubber and a double-face thermal bonded PET reinforced layer. Protecting what we care about most, your peace of mind and the noggins of our little ones.
As Purchase-Green continues to globally expand, we take on more and more interesting projects. One of our most recent customers was St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Bermuda! This beautiful church is over 250 years old and even has it’s own graveyard. It serves thousands of bermudian citizens per day and is a popular tourist site for any visitors. Bermuda has a subtropical climate which means a high water bill is not out of the ordinary. Going with artificial grass was an obvious answer. Artificial Grass can save you time and money and give you the freedom to do what you want with all that extra savings!
All artificial grass monofilament fibers are manufactured the same way. Fact:
There are two types of monofilament fibers on the market for artificial grass – “flat tape” monofilament fibers and “true” monofilament fibers. Flat tape monofilament fibers are not as durable as the real thing. The arched profile of the monofilament fiber is based on similar structures found in nature. Extruded through a spinnerette, it is a “true” monofilament fiber that delivers unmatched durability, especially resistance to wear. Tests indicate that although this fiber is far more durable, the artificial grass remains silky and lush, just like nature intended natural grass to look. A durable “spine” runs vertically through the center of each fiber providing unmatched “memory” and resistance to matting. Purchase Green offers a variety of different high-performance, exclusive, long-lasting yarns with patented designs that are suited for every application of artificial grass. You can count on Purchase Green for the best artificial grass fiber on the market.
Nylon systems are better than the polyethylene fiber systems carried by Purchase Green. Fact:
Nylon is an old artificial grass technology that has the same fiber found in indoor/outdoor carpeting and the artificial grass of decades ago. It does have specific uses, but for the most part it has been replaced in every major arena, stadium, sports field, and by most commercial and residential artificial grass consumers throughout America. Unlike Purchase Green polyethylene artificial grass, this older nylon technology feels abrasive, crunches under the feet, fades quickly over time, and absorbs liquid. Safety, performance, durability, and aesthetics are all greatly improved by our Purchase Green polyethylene fibers and various infills.
Water Conservation with Artificial Grass.
Maintaining a natural grass lawn can be costly, both monetarily and environmentally. The solution to these unnecessary costs is Purchase Green Artificial Grass. Natural grass depletes our soil of nutrients, while also guzzling our limited fresh water resources. Natural grass requires fertilizers and pesticides that can inhibit society’s effort to ‘go green’. The average residential single-family home water bill in the United States equates to about $50-$80. Other yard maintenance, including weeding and mowing can make these monthly costs even higher. With an artificial grass lawn, a household can save on these costs altogether, while helping the environment. In the course of a year, a household can save approximately $12,000 just by converting to an artificial grass lawn. Aside from the financials, artificial grass’ ability to conserve water plays an important part in overall water conservation as a whole. Artificial grass lawns save an average of 22,000 gallons of water a year! Studies have shown that the pollution emitted by lawn mowers is just as comparable to that of a car. With such great ecologically friendly advantages, artificial grass seems like an ideal alternative. However, when considering practicality and cost, some may be hesitant. But, when assessing its pet-friendly and child-friendly characteristics, artificial grass proves to be both safe and practical for any household. Also, there are several different types of turf products on the market, as well as a variety of competitive installers and suppliers. Thus, there is definitely an artificial grass product that will suit both your needs and your budget. Purchase Green has everything you need to get started with your new artificial grass investment.